Professor Peter S. Heller, of the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University, will address whether the time-honored compact in industrial countries of an intergenerational sharing of the burden of an elderly population is in need of being revisited in the wake of the current fiscal crisis. Is the aging of the population akin to climate changeâ€”a looming burden on future generations that current young and working-age generation should seek to limit, even at its own future expense? Or does future young and working-age generations have an obligation to support the future elderly? Is the current financial crisis sufficient cause for a revisiting of a social compact that has such long antecedents? Or is it simply a convenient pretext for coming to grips with the oncoming major shift in the age structure of populations that will force such a revisiting?
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Prof Peter S. Heller, Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
- Tuesday, 18 January 2011
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road